Connection Design Guide
for Partner AppsApril 11, 2019

Samsung Health’s partner apps can connect to Samsung Health with Samsung Health Android SDK or Server SDK. Approved partner apps are shown in Samsung Health > Partner Apps page where Samsung Health users can clearly see what partner apps are available. A partner app needs to inform Samsung Health users that the app connects with Samsung Health and that it shares data.

The Connection Design Guide provides connection flows with unified look and feel for partner apps.

  • Notification of Samsung Health connection

  • Menu for connecting to Samsung Health

  • Permission setting menu

  • Samsung Health name and icon

Notification of Samsung Health Connection

The launch screen of a partner app, event pop-up, or information space is a good approach to notify users of connecting with Samsung Health. A partner app needs to inform users with as concrete description and information as possible.

  • Do show explicitly a notification of working with Samsung Health as a partner app. The app’s launch screen is recommended.

    Example for launching screen [Notification example]
  • Do include a concrete description of the data synced with Samsung Health.

  • Do show the "Samsung Health" name or its icon. See the naming and icon guide.

  • Do add a UI flow to show the data permission pop-up after the notification message.

    Example for launching screen [Example flow for notification]

Menu for Connecting to Samsung Health

A partner app should provide a menu with a convenient interface for the user to change the data sync setting with Samsung Health.

  • Do create a menu to set the Samsung Health’s data permission.

  • Do use a straightforward menu name like "Connect to Samsung Health". Recommended contents in "Connect to Samsung Health" are:

    • Benefits available through Samsung Health connection and the data synced with Samsung Health

    • Link to Samsung Health

      Menu example to connect with S Health [Menu example for Samsung Health connection]
    • Do add an option to install Samsung Health through "Connect to Samsung Health" if it is not installed.

      [Example flow of Samsung Health installation]
      [Example flow of Samsung Health installation]
  • Do show a Samsung Health’s Data permission popup through the menu.

    [Example flow of permission setting]
    [Example flow of permission setting]
  • Do place "Connect to Samsung Health" where the user can find it easily.

  • Do not place "Connect to Samsung Health" under multiple layers that are difficult for the user to find.

Samsung Health Name & Icon

Samsung Health’s name and its icon in a partner app should be used properly.

Samsung Health Name - "Samsung Health"
  • Do use the name "Samsung Health".

  • Do not modify the official name, “Samsung Health”. Examples of what to avoid are:

    • SHealth

    • Shealth

    • S Health

    • S-Health

    • SamsungHealth

Samsung Health’s Icon
  • Do use the latest icon. You can get it here. Its official icon is:

    Samsung Health’s icon
  • Do not modify the icon.

  • Do not use any other resource images of Samsung Health except its icon.

  • Do not use the Samsung Health’s icon or similar icon for your own application.